A notable feature of business in Bruntsfield is the large number of independent shops, and Merchiston Community Council likes to support as many of them as possible. On Wednesday 7 December you are invited to join the Bruntsfield Traders at their Annual Christmas Night, featuring Santa’s Grotto, free tastings and treats, discounts on purchases, gift wrapping, and much much more.
The lights on the tree outside the Eric Liddell Centre will be switched on by the winner of the Kids’ Festive Drawing Competition.
Bridget Stevens, a former Chair of Merchiston Community Council, has lived in Merchiston for around 25 years. In her current role as Licensing Lead, she attends CEC Licensing Board meetings and other city council meetings as appropriate. She represents MCC on the Board of FOMBL (Friends of the Meadows & Bruntsfield Links) and was in the past a trustee of Dig-In community grocer and of the Eric Liddell Centre. She chairs a small local charity, Tap into IT, which introduces older residents to the joys of the internet, while another of her volunteering activities is as an audio describer of live theatre for the benefit of visually impaired members of the audience. In 2012 she was made a Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh.